A collection of texts annotated by humans in terms of relevance to the U.S. economy or not. The texts come from two major journals in the U.S. (The Wall Street Journal and The Washington Post) and cover 4145 documents between 1995 and 2014. It contains following information:

• id. A character ID identifier.

• date. Date as "yyyy-mm-dd".

• texts. Texts in character format.

• wsj. Equals 1 if the article comes from The Wall Street Journal.

• wapo. Equals 1 if the article comes from The Washington Post (complementary to wsj').

• economy. Equals 1 if the article is relevant to the U.S. economy.

• noneconomy. Equals 1 if the article is not relevant to the U.S. economy (complementary to economy').

data("usnews")

## Format

A data.frame, formatted as required to be an input for sento_corpus.

## Source

Economic News Article Tone and Relevance. Retrieved November 1, 2017.

## Examples

data("usnews", package = "sentometrics") usnews[3192, "texts"]
#> [1] "Author Edward P. Lazear As Washington debates the fate of the 2001 and 2003 tax cuts, many lawmakers have fallen into a logical trap of their own making. Although they recognize that tax increases hurt the economy, they argue that our huge deficit requires Congress to raise revenue through a tax hike. This argument rests on the flawed premise that we can reduce the deficit only by increasing taxes, as if high levels of spending are a given. Not so. To reduce spending and reignite growth, this Congress or its successor should take two actions. First, immediately cut the level of spending that has been increased so dramatically since 2008. Second, institute an inflation-minus-one rule to constrain future spending increases. Much public discussion focuses on the deficit, which is indeed at critical levels of around 10 of GDP. But even if President Obama succeeds at lowering the deficit to 4 of GDP by 2013, our public-debt-to-GDP ratio will still be dangerously high, at over 70, or nearly twice what it was during the Bush years. As the economists Carmen Reinhart and Kenneth Rogoff have shown in the journal American Economic Review, such high debt-to-GDP ratios are associated with low growth."
usnews[1:5, c("id", "date", "texts")]